Ellen DeGeneres announces plan to marry Portia de Rossi

May 17th, 2008 - 1:48 pm ICT by admin  

Washington, May 17 (ANI): Now that the California Supreme Court has overruled a state law banning gay marriage, daytime host Ellen DeGeneres is getting to swap vows with girlfriend Portia de Rossi.

The 50-year-old DeGeneres made the announcement on May 15 during a taping of her daytime talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

In the episode scheduled to air on May 17, studio audience members greeted DeGeneres’ news with thunderous applause and a standing ovation as De Rossi watched from the sidelines.

The show’s publicist was unavailable for comment.

Separately, in an interview, DeGeneres said she was ready to go bridal.

“I’m thrilled that the California Supreme Court overturned the ban on gay marriage, E!Online quoted her, as saying.

“I can’t wait to get married. We all deserve the same rights, and I believe that someday…not allowing gays to marry will seem as absurd as not allowing women to vote, she added.

DeGeneres and the Ally McBeal actress have been together for four years. (ANI)

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